The Emergency Observation Unit consists of 16 beds (8 on 5B, and 8 on 6B).
The Observation Unit is dedicated to efficient care of patients from the Emergency Department who do not meet inpatient admission status but are not immediately appropriate to send home. Patients are seen 24 hours a day by an advanced practice provider in conjunction with the Emergency Medicine Attending Physician.
The Observation CNAs work as part of an interdisciplinary care team to provide individualized family-centered care for adult patients determined to need ongoing monitoring and care under the observation patient classification (24-48 hours).
OHSU cares for patients of varying acuity in the Observation unit. A successful candidate will be able to practice independently and will engage in effective teamwork. Observation CNAs understand the importance of their role within the team and work to provide effective and efficient care to the patients we serve.
Common patient presentations in the Observation Unit include:
During orientation precepted shifts will vary based on preceptor and team schedules and could be any day Monday through Sunday 07-1930, or 1900-0730.
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